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Meet a Competitive Yo-Yoer

Meet Coffin Nachtmahr—yo-yo virtuoso. In a city plagued by violence and poverty, hear his uplifting story of finding acceptance and community through the toy that inspired him. This short is part of Invisible Thread, an Early Light Media series that explores human connectivity, life, death, and all the moments in between.

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The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.